Mario Andretti named honorary race official for Daytona 500

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Mario Andretti, one of four drivers to win both a Daytona 500 and Rolex 24 at Daytona, will serve as an honorary race official for the Feb. 26 Daytona 500, track officials announced Monday.

Andretti and Daytona International Speedway will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1967 Daytona 500 triumph.

Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Jamie McMurray and Jeff Gordon are the only drivers to have won both the Daytona 500 and Rolex 24 in their careers.

Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar Series titles and the 1969 Indianapolis 500. Andretti and Foyt are the only drivers to have won both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500.

As part of his Daytona 500 duties, Andretti will be introduced at the drivers meeting, take part in pre-race ceremonies and participate in a question-and-answer session in fan hospitality areas and the UNOH Fanzone.

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